Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
January 20
Image Size
215 KB
Resolution
800×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
326
Favourites
18 (who?)
Comments
5
Downloads
1
×
MLK on the Vietnam War by Skargill MLK on the Vietnam War by Skargill
Hopefully the text isn't to hard to read on this one, but if it is it's here:

"America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So, I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such."

It's from his A Time to Break Silence speech: www.americanrhetoric.com/speec…
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As I thought, Dr. King was right on point. ...It's a damned shame that "A Time to Break the Silence" got him killed.

A good man (Martin Luther King, Jr.) speaks against a vicious war that killed about 3 million people by its end; he gets shot for it.
An evil man takes part in the brutal massacre of several hundred unarmed Vietnamese civilians (William Calley); he's sentenced to house arrest.
Another evil man (Pol Pot) orchestrates the genocide of 1 million Cambodians; he's sentenced to house arrest and dies of old age nearly 30 years after the people he murdered.

Dear God, why...?
Reply
:iconmornofvivec:
MornofVivec Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I think LBJ's "Great Society" would have worked if the government wasn't wasting so much cash and resources in Vietnam.
Reply
:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way.
Reply
:iconautogestion:
autogestion Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reply
Hidden by Owner
Add a Comment: